Wayne Brandt grows lots of tree fruit. His father started the business in the 1940s with peaches and nectarines.

Wayne Brandt: Fourth-Generation Farmer

For Wayne Brandt, his farming story is unique because of his family history, role in the farming business and ability to recover from financial hard times. Wayne lives in Reedley, CA, a small farming community that skirts along the Kings River about 35 miles southeast of...

John Martzen is a grower and pest control advisor who lives in Reedley, CA.

John Martzen: The Plant Doctor

John Martzen is a pest control advisor for the Gar Tootelian, Inc., (Reedley, CA) where his job is to advise growers on how to manage pest and disease on their farms. Collectively, John consults with growers who control thousands of acres of productive farmland. John literally...

Grower and Pest Control Advisor, John Martzen, lives on a citrus grove in Reedley, CA. Pictured here with Gabrielle Kirkland who has known John for 15 years.

John Martzen Q & A

Who: John Martzen is a third generation farmer who has been involved in farming since he was a kid. Farms: 55 acres of citrusĀ andĀ almonds. Occupation: He is a pest control advisor who works with growers or collectivel own or manage thousands of acres of farmland. John has worked in the...